British Columbia’s teachers have confirmed they’ll be going on limited job action when classes resume next week.Students and teachers alike will head back to school on Sept. 6, but teachers will do so under what they’re calling “Phase 1″ of job action, which will eliminate day-to-day administrative duties typically handled by teachers.The 72-hour strike notice came as no surprise after six months of failed negotiations between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA), left the province’s teachers without a contract.

Click here to read the full article, published in the Vancouver Sun.

On August 18, Ingrid Parent – UBC’s University Librarian – became the first Canadian President of the International Association of Library Associations and Institutions.

This appointment has received much media coverage, with articles appearing in the Vancouver Sun, the Vancouver Courier, the Tyee, Quill & Quire and the Epoch Times (Chinese-language version only).

Ingrid was also interviewed on CBC Radio’s morning show, The Early Edition. You can listen to a podcast of the interview here – it begins at about 1:08 into the recording.

You can view the corresponding press release here.

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